24 Apr

Fun Time French, winner of the Edublog of the Week!

Every Friday, True Education Partnerships (https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com) announce winners for each of their five categories in their Social School awards:

+ Teacher of the Week

+ NQT of the Week

+ EduBlog of the Week

+ Global Class of the Week

+ School of the Week

This week, Fun Time French was recognised as one of the best educational bloggers that share experiences and expertise with the online teaching community, from insider tips and tricks to offering unique insight on educational trends, helpful, friendly and fascinating.

Go Fun Time French!!!

20 Apr

MORE FUN ADDED!

Hello! And with another week gone, Fun Time French has been busy creating more FREE RESOURCES for you – with over 30 MINUTES OF EXTRA VIDEO CONTENT, including downloadable resources!

Check out THREE NEW STORIES, TWO NEW SONGS & GAMES and a new LEARN FRUITS lesson.

And don’t forget, if you enjoy the resources, any donations would be appreciated if you are lucky enough to be able – being self-employed and while the schools and nurseries are closed we are not able to work. Give what you can, if you can 🙏🏻 Feel free to click below!

14 Apr

NEW VIDEOS!

We have added 5 new videos this week!

Check out two new BOOK READINGS:

Learn more ANIMALS and COLOURS:

And TWO NEW SONGS!

And don’t forget, if you enjoy the resources, any donations would be appreciated – being self-employed and while the schools and nurseries are closed we are not able to work. Give what you can, if you can 🙏🏻 Feel free to click below!

12 Apr

Joyeuses Pâques! Happy Easter!

Monique has been on her Easter Egg hunt (la chasse aux oeufs) this morning and found lots of chocolate eggs (les oeufs en chocolat).

Hope everyone has a fun day today and if you wish to know more about how children celebrate Easter in French, keep reading! 🐣🇫🇷

“Pâques” (Easter in French) is an important holiday in France: a religious one of course, but also a traditional gathering for families, religious or not. Children go egg hunting but their egg providers are a bit different: magic bells!!

The Catholic tradition dictates that Church bells don’t ring between Good Friday “Vendredi Saint” and Easter Sunday. The oral tradition then said that the bells were flying to Rome during that time to be blessed by the Pope, and then come back from this trip loaded with presents.

The bells randomly drop these treats for the great joy of children.

When children go on their Easter egg hunt, someone usually shouts “les cloches sont passées” and all the children run outside to collect their eggs.

In the old days, the eggs were real eggs, boiled and then decorated by children. By the way, “un oeuf” is pronounced like “un neuf”. “Des oeufs” is pronounced like “dé zeu”(final F and S silent).

07 Apr

Activity of the day – Tuesday 7th of April

Guess the card! This is a popular game which involves a lot of repetition without becoming tedious and can be used to reinforce new vocabulary.

Jumble up about eight flashcards with parts of the body on and hold them with the images facing you and away from the other players.

Each at a time, the players try to guess what the first card is. If the guess is wrong, the next person has a go and so on, until the correct word is guessed.

Once correctly guessed, display the cards so as to remind everyone which ones are no longer in the pack. The game continues until no cards remain.

Have fun and feel free to send me photos/videos of you playing the game. I want to see you too!

Au revoir, Sabrina

PS: If you need any help with the French parts of the body, remember to watch this video:

06 Apr

THIS WEEK’S VIDEOS!

This week we have added even more new videos! TWO new stories: WHAT COLOUR ARE YOUR KNICKERS? and 10 IN A BED.

Two new songs with:

And a whole new lesson on FARM ANIMALS!

And don’t forget, if you enjoy the resources, any donations would be appreciated – being self-employed and while the schools and nurseries are closed we are not able to work. Give what you can, if you can 🙏🏻 Feel free to click the button at the top.

02 Apr

Activity of the day – Thursday 2nd April

Bonjour everyone,

Here is today’s activity/challenge! Gather a few family members around you and give them all a set of colourful toys you know the colours of in French. Say a colour in French and the first person to hold up the correct colour wins.

This is a good game to play competitively and encourages intense listening.

Have fun and feel free to send me photos/videos of you playing the game. I want to see you too!

Au revoir, Sabrina

PS: If you need any help with the French colours, remember to watch this video:

01 Apr

April fool’s day in France

In France, April 1st is called “Poisson d’Avril” pronounced [PWAH-Sone DAH-Vril], which literally means “April Fish.” 

A common prank, especially among school-aged children, is to draw a fish and stick it to the back of unsuspecting victims. Once the unfortunate fool discovers the fish taped to their back, the kids have a good yuck and scurry away, shouting “Poisson d’avril, Poisson d’avril.”

One theory as to why April first is called “April Fish” in France has to do with fishermen. Historically, fishermen were prohibited from fishing during April because it was the breeding period of fish. Some people would give these poor fishermen friends a fake fish as a funny prank. 

Another plausible explanation is that since most of Europe celebrated the New year during Lent, a period where people were only allowed to eat fish, people gave fish as gifts for new years.

If you’re ever in France on April first, keep your eye out for fish-shaped chocolates sold in stores through Easter.

31 Mar

Activity of the day – Tuesday 31st March

Bonjour everyone,

Here is today’s activity/challenge! Gather a few family members around you and gather a few colourful toys you know the colours of in French. Hold them up and tell your audience the name of that colour in French. If you say the right word, they have to clap for you. If you get it wrong (on purpose of course) and they wrongly clap, you win.

This is a good game to play competitively and encourages intense listening.

Have fun and feel free to send me photos/videos of you playing the game. I want to see you too!

Au revoir, Sabrina

PS: If you need any help with the French colours, remember to watch this video: